An Artist at Sea

An Oregon painter offers a unique perspective on ocean research through BIOS cruise

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Support BIOS as you Shop Through AmazonSmile

Support BIOS as you shop through AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. Just in time for some Christmas present purchases!

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Potter, Chemist, BIOS Trustee

James Galloway, a BIOS board member for 34 years, reflects on his contributions to our understanding of Earth’s chemical systems

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A Microbial “Whodunit”

BIOS-SCOPE scientists go to sea to catch microbes and marine life as they transform organic matter in the ocean

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Coral Reef Symposium Held on Hawaii

The 13th annual International Coral Reef Symposium (ICRS) convened in Honolulu, Hawaii in June with more than 2,500 scientists, policy makers and managers in attendance from 70 countries.

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Ocean Circulation Implicated in Past Abrupt Climate Changes

A paper co-authored by BIOS President and CEO William Curry found that there was a period during the last ice age when temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere went on a rollercoaster ride, plummeting and then rising again every 1,500 years or so. Those abrupt climate changes wreaked havoc on ecosystems, but their cause has been something of a mystery.

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Stories in the Air

Scientists recount discoveries and collaboration in honor of Bermuda’s Tudor Hill Marine Atmospheric Observatory restoration

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A Nose for Nitrogen

New BIOS faculty member Damian Grundle studies how this life-sustaining nutrient cycles in the ocean

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Scientist at Work: A Conversation with Hans Christian Steen-Larsen

Climatologist Hans Christian Steen-Larsen joined BIOS in March as an adjunct scientist, to continue and expand his innovative research at the Tudor Hill Marine Atmospheric Observatory. Currently a researcher at the Center for Ice and Climate at the University of Copenhagen, Steen-Larsen has traversed the globe gathering data to reconstruct past climates and to improve current climate models.

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NASA Steps Up to Track the Shrinking of Earth’s Coral Reefs

The COral Reef Airborne Laboratory, known as CORAL, will use a state-of-the-art spectrometer to map reefs in four locations: Hawaii, Palau, the Mariana Islands, and parts of the Great Barrier Reef. These maps will provide a baseline comparison for future surveys. Climate change and the recent widespread coral bleaching events make such a project only more urgent. Read more at Wired.com

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Sea Urchins Age Phenomenally Well

Publishing in Aging Cell, researchers from the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences reported their findings on aging in three sea urchin species, including red sea urchins.

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Looking Back, and to the Future: the Bermuda Program at 40

BIOS training leads to diverse careers in marine and atmospheric sciences, and beyond

Since it’s inception forty years ago, the Bermuda Program at BIOS has provided more than 150 Bermudian college students with a paid summer internship and practical experience in marine or atmospheric research.

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Bright Minds in Bermuda Gather at BIOS for Computer Challenge

BIOS staff among the judges and technical experts for “Fishackathon

Fishackathon 2016 took place on Earth Day weekend (April 22 to 24) in 42 locations around the world, including, for the first time, Bermuda. The event brought together computer programmers to find creative ways to collect and analyze data for solutions to fisheries and marine issues.

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A BIOS REU, Times Two

Chloe Emerson applied results from her first BIOS internship to a second study examining how ocean acidification impacts sea urchin spines.

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